Chairman since October 2018
Mr Ronald L. Havner, Jr., has been Chairman of Public Storage, the largest self-storage company in the US, since August 2011, having previously served as its Chief Executive Officer between November 2002 and December 2018. He joined Public Storage in 1986 and has held a variety of senior management positions.
In addition, Mr Havner has been Chairman of the board of Public Storage’s affiliate, PS Business Parks, Inc. (“PSB”) since March 1998 and previously served as PSB's Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Havner’s extensive leadership experience and company and industry knowledge, along with his mandates as Chairman of both Public Storage and PSB for more than 21 years, provides him with an invaluable perspective in board discussions about the operations and strategic direction of the Company. This is especially pertinent in a market, Europe, where self-storage awareness has not yet reached the same level as in the United States of America.
Mr Havner has served as an independent director of many other companies. He is currently a member of the board of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB), a position he has held since September 2014 and which includes serving on the Audit Committee and the Investment and Finance Committee. Mr Havner also serves as a director at Huntington Hospital.
Mr Havner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.